Despite owning at least thirty vintage patterns, I’ve never made any of them! Until now. This one features in my list of vintage patterns I really want to make.
I bought this blush pink scuba with a large floral design, because I thought it would make a great dress. But, the floral pattern is so big, I feel the dress would wear me rather than the other way round. I’m also in need of a summer dressing gown. This vintage pattern came from a local charity shop, and cost less than a pound. It’s from the 1970s and still widely available on Etsy.
The pattern had already been cut out, so I just used it, as I’m not that bothered about keeping it for posterity. The scuba from FCfabricstudio sewed up with no problems. Although the seams don’t need finishing, to make neater insides I used stitch H on my janome. I think it looks a bit like overlocking. I regularly contemplate getting an overlocker , but I just don’t think I could be bothered with the re threading of four reels of thread every time!
I also used some lace I bought three years ago at the Rose and Brown vintage fair in Saltaire, to finish the hems. So a bit more stash busting!
So my winter dressing gown is waiting to go into the loft with my other winter clothes, and I’m lounging on the sofa watching Danish drama, in my oriental kimono! As a dressing gown, it will get loads more wear than if I’d made a dress. So finally I got some photos taken.
Here’s me on my birthday wearing my dressing gown with a glass of fizz for breakfast !
So yes, I love it and use it most days.